Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Location: 1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: What are (and why) Anosov representations?
Abstract: The study of hyperbolic manifolds and their fundamental groups leads us to lattices as a natural and interesting class of discrete subgroups of Lie groups. A generalization of this class, which encompasses a richer range of examples while retaining some of its good geometrical properties, is given by the Anosov condition, which has figured prominently in the emerging field of higher Teichmueller theory. I will describe and motivate the Anosov condition, and give examples of Anosov representations. No background will be assumed, other than slight familiarity with the words "hyperbolic manifold" and "fundamental group".
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Speaker: Feng Zhu
Institution: University of Michigan
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